The ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Comp Challenges in 2024

An FMLA leave-eligible employee may also be protected under the ADA law/ADAAA, and therefore qualify for an extended leave of absence –beyond the Family Medical Leave Act’s 12-week maximum. These three seemingly different bodies of law often intersect in a way that leaves many employers scratching their heads. What are the eligibility/coverage criteria under the FMLA and the Americans with Disabilities Act /ADAAA and workers comp. In the wake of the COVID pandemic, these laws have become an even greater presence in employers’ and leave administrators’ work lives.